Fort Sesfontein Lodge

Fort Sesfontein lodge has been rebuilt from an old german fort. It is situated near Sesfontein in the north-west of Namibia where the Damaraland enters the Kaokoveld - close to the Hoanib river.

 

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Fort Sesfontein lodge has been rebuilt from an old german fort. It is situated near Sesfontein in the north-west of Namibia where the Damaraland enters the Kaokoveld - close to the Hoanib river. A gap in the mountains gives access to the valley basin on Sesfontein (six fountains) where lush green gardens give the landscape its special oasis character.

In 1896 the government of the former German South-West Africa built the Fort of Sesfontein as a control point for keeping cattle disease, arms smuggling and illegal hunting of big animals in check. The fort was abandoned in 1914 and only ruins and a small army-cemetery still stood witness to the former German presence in the area. Today, almost 100 years after the original establishment of the Sesfontein Station, the fort has acquired a second lease of life after being tastefully restored as a comfortable lodge for tourists.

The fort offers comfortable double en suite rooms with bath\shower, bidet and toilet. All rooms are arranged around the central court that has been transformed into a unique oasis shaded by ancient palm trees. Use of building materials characteristic of the region, such as clay walls, stone floors and reed linings convey a very special and original atmosphere.

Visitors enjoy the modern facilities prevalent in the bathrooms, warm water from solar cells, mosquito net on the four-poster beds and fitted ceiling fans. The former officers mess has been refurbished as a restaurant with integrated lounge and bar including a swimming pool. After the adventures of the day and the culinary delights of the evening, the guest will enjoy a relaxing night below the Southern Cross and a star-studded sky.

Activities/Day trip suggestion: Sesfontein is the southern gateway to Kaokoland, an area of some 5OOOO km2 between Hoanib and Kunene. Untouched landscape structures, such as sandy desert and interesting rock formations, vegetation and wild animals - elephant, giraffe, zebra, Oryx, ostrich, kudu, springbok and occasional lion - can be discovered in their natural habitat beyond the reaches of civilisation.

A guided 4x4 trip through thick sand in search of the desert elephant is nearly always rewarding (bring plenty of film), as is the opportunity to see the Overhimba in their natural environment. The Himba are a nomadic tribe with a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. They can be seen wandering with their herds of goats and cattle from watering hole to watering hole. Clad only with a loincloth the Himbas paint their body with an ochre-red pigment, which protects them from the sun and enhances their beauty.

Not far from the lodge is Warmquelle, and the Ongongo Springs where sparkling clear water rushes out of the burnt rocky ground, and you can swim under a waterfall, in a cave with terrapins!

 

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